Searching for hardware on the LVFS

The LVFS acquired another new feature today.

You can now search for firmware and hardware vendors — but the algorithm is still very much WIP and we need some real searches from real users. If you have a spare 10 seconds, please search for your hardware on the LVFS. I’ll be fixing up the algorithm as we find problems. I’ll also be using the search data to work out what other vendors we need to reach out to. Comments welcome.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

4 thoughts on “Searching for hardware on the LVFS”

  1. Hi Richard,
    I have an Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15, currently with F27 installed and I never got an hw update notification on my installed system.
    Once I had a live image running from an USB stick and there I got multiple update notification, but got an error when starting the update process.
    You have a hint?

  2. A few comments (ideas for enhancement):
    1. It would be nice to have all website resources on site, not loading them from 3rd party websites. This would improve privacy and security of website users.

    2. add the vendorlist and devicelist pages to main menu

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